A – Z Of Unusual Words

I just love this! Have a look at this wonderful project from Ireland based illustration duo The Project Twins.

They have illustrated a list, from A to Z, of unusual words such as enantiodromia, montivagant and recumbentibus! The full collection was exhibited at the MadArt Gallery Dublin during DesignWeek 2011.

I love the minimalist style of their work and have promised myself that I will attempt to one day use at least one of these words in a sentence.

These are some of my favourites, but have a look at the whole list here.

 

BIBLIOCLASM

The practice of destroying, often ceremoniously, books or other written material and media.

 

 

FANFARONADE

Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.

 

 

HAMARTIA

The character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall.

 

 

QUOCKERWODGER

A rare nineteenth-century word for a wooden toy which briefly became a political insult.

 

TARANTISM

A disorder characterised by an uncontrollable urge to dance.

 

 

ZUGZWANG

A position in which any decision or move will result in problems.

 

Comments are closed.